Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

parapet

play
noun par·a·pet \ˈpa-rə-pət, -ˌpet\

Simple Definition of parapet

  • : a low wall at the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge

Full Definition of parapet

  1. 1 :  a wall, rampart, or elevation of earth or stone to protect soldiers

  2. 2 :  a low wall or railing to protect the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge —called also parapet wall

par·a·pet·ed play \-ˌpe-təd\ adjective


Learn More about parapet


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up parapet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift pince-nez kittly-benders duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ